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been on this committee more than 10 years. with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel like i have been jerked around by every cia director. my question to you is: knowing your background, knowing your jesuit education, knowing what i think your values are, kihave your word that you -- can i have your word that you will be very forthcoming with this committee to speak truth to power, to speak truth about power and even when it's uncomfortable, where we have to probe in a way that is not an easy way to go? >> former adviser to the president reagan, pat buchanan is here. do you have problems with the program to use drones to kill americans overseas if they are believed to be associated with al qaeda. >> vinever seen a bigger assort ion of imperial presidency than that. the president is claiming the right for himself and high-rank subordinates to identify what they consider a threat, imminent threat, the right to use a hell-fire missile to kill them, even if they are an american citizen. i have never heard of this before. i don't think it's going to stand. i think the congress of the unit
to be leon panetta's last day as the pentagon chief, but after a rocky confirmation hearing, senators' demands for other answers the replacement has been temporarily blocked. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. bags are packed. ready to head out of town but leon panetta isn't riding nauf the sunset of california retirement yet. senate republicans are blocking a vote on panetta's embattled replacement over among other things questions about the libya terror attack last september. mike emanuel on what is holding up chuck hagel. >> they successfully delayed chuck hagel's controversial nomination as secretary of defense. late today, procedural vote failed after senator john mccain had made the case for waiting until after next week's recess. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think that senator hagel after that period of time deserves a cloture vote and a uvote on his. >> i have valued your thoughts and your contributions. i think most all of us in public office feel that way. >> among questions
with this committee for more than ten years and with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i've been drug around by every cia dra director. knowing your background and your education, and knowing what i think your values are and can i have your word you're going to be very swift coming to this committee to speak truth power, speak truth about power and even when it's uncomfortable where we're going to have to prove there's not an easy way to go. >> greta: former presidential advisor, do you have any problem with this drone program to kill americans overseas if it's thought that they are somehow associated with al-qaeda, or al-qaeda. >> i've never seen a better claim of-- the president of the united states is claiming the right not only for himself, but for high ranking subordinates what they consider in another country, the hell fire missile to kill them even if they're an american citizen. i've never heard of that before. i don't think it's going to stand. the congress will have to get in on this and i think a judicial review when you're killing americans abroad deliberately. >> greta: and comi
. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary panetta, and says, how is it going? >> to california where a massive manhunt continues for an ex-los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. we're in big bear lake with the latest. reporter: conditions worsening here. the weather just really piling it on. the snow keeps coming down. they're expecting eight inches and it's well over that. this drift is nearly 12 inches deep and it's really heavy going for the authorities as they continue to hunt down their suspect, who has already killed -- they believe already killed one cop, and injured two others, and killed two other innocent people, and the real problem here is not just the weather, but also just the mountainous terrain over which the teams that are being brought in actually have to deal w is -e to the sheriff and the described the territory we're in and exactly how the search is going underway. take a listen. >> about eight square miles is what we're searching. about 200 empty cab bens we're -- cabins we're checking, using the s.w.
in november 14, 2011, letter to senator john mccain and lindsey graham. leon panetta warned about the "devastating impact" of the sequester. few in the pentagon thought congress and the white house would take the nation to brink. >> bret: jepper if griffin at pentagon. thank you. u.s. factory production dropped in january after twoson months of gains. stocks finished the week flat. dow was up 8. s&p lost 1-1/2. the answer to the question what happened the night terrorist hit the u.s. facilefy in benghazi, libya, might be what day is it? almost every day brings another detail or revision or contradiction of what we heard earlier. tonight, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what we know and what we don't. >> according to a leading republican who said he spoke with clapper, the top intelligence officer. >> i was told by clap they're the president was informed of the attack. >> as if the president wanted anything done, neither clapper office or the security council spokesman addressed the question. >> this is the most transparent administration in history. c
. >> exactly. mary snow, thanks so much. appreciate it. >>> defense secretary leon panetta was supposed to be the former secretary today but because of the republicans are blocking the nomination of chuck hagel, panetta is still on the job. the latest coming up. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car alarm blaring] call now and also ask about our 24/7 support and service. call... and lock in your rate for 12 months today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] engine light on? come to meineke now for a free code scan read and you'll say...my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> today was supp
. >> senator, leon panetta said in testimony this past week that he had one telephone call with the president, chairman dempsey was on the line, the call was 30 minutes long during the event in benghazi. do you think that was a level of involvement that was appropriate for the president? were you surprised that was the only phone call? >> secretary panetta indicated that there were actions that he would have taken with the benefit of hindsight that perhaps would have been different but he also said the major gap was in effect an intelligent gap, knowing what was happening on the ground. we'll need to revisit the procedures that we used. all actions taken in light of the need for greater intelligence which he identified as the major, in effect, gap during that time. >> of course coming up on tuesday, the president's annual stay of the union address, focusing on jobs and the economy. do you believe he'll pay the appropriate amount of attention to the issue that's preimminent on the concerns americans's are facing? >> he'll make jobs and the economy the centerpiece of the state of union and the
leon panetta. >> doesn't sound like a good system working with our foreign partners. >> during that eight-hour period, did the president show any curiosity about how is this going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> there's no question in my mind the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> with all due respect, i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you are we helping these people. >> the questions raise more questions than offering any sort of answers so i asked is america a safer place or in more peril under president obama's war on terror. oops. we're not supposed to call it that. are we safer or in more peril, kimberly. >> if you're in the drone program, you are pretty happy about killing terrorists. i'm concerned about lost opportunities in terms of being able to get intelligence, to gather information and to be able to make a big gefer impact overall. it hasn't become speedent enough for us to put people behind bars bars. >> are you going to invade tunis
graham questioning outgoing defense chief leon panetta and president obama's absence for much of the decisions p surrounding the terrorist attacks on our consulate in benghazi. >> the suspect in the benghazi attack and the tunisiansne detained him, correct? >> yes. >> he was taken into custody. released him. >> they did. >> where ishe he? >> he is still in tunisia. >> that's not a good system of working with our partner.ri >> during that eight hours, did the president show any curiousity about how isbo this going? what kind of assets do you have helpingdo these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> look, there is no question in my mind, the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, all due respect, i don't believe that's a crediblec statement if he never called and asked you are we helping these people? >> the questions h raised more questions than offering a any sort of answers. soy ask, is america a safer place or under more peril under president obama. oops? we weren't supposed to call itam that. are we safer? >> it's an interesting
ahead. >>steve: outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta tries to explain once again why there was no help in benghazi, libya. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16's there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >>steve: is that enough for the families of the four dead americans? we're going to talk about this shortly. >>brian: what about buzzing them over the unrest. that would have cleared it out. i'll never be this good at basketball. [music] >>brian: the amazing two-year-old who never misses a shot is here live at this hour to never miss a shot for you. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: good morning. we begin with a fox news alert. a manhunt still underway for a former police officer turned suspected officers. as many as 10,000 officers scouring many states. live outside the lapd headquarters with what we have learned overnight. >> christopher dorner is a cop with a vendetta. he is well armed, well trained. few believe he will be taken alive. this is l.a. headquarters, it is very well guarded. there are snipers on the road becaus
and we have live team coverage. >> new shocking revelations in the attack on benghazi. leon panetta painting a frightening picture about how the white house responded, or didn't. was there a crisis in leadership. >> we have a new cohost, his name is norman and he's the scooter dog. >> he's a diva. >> all right. >> he's getting ready for the show. so are we, "fox & friends" on this snowy saturday morning starts right now. >> hi folks, this is larry, you're watching "fox & friends," if you ain't, why not? >> all right, let's get to the big story, the extreme weather at this hour. a monster snowstorm is pounding the northeast in new england. this morning more than half a million homes and businesses are without power. the blizzard also blamed for at least four deaths. >> we have fox team coverage in new york city. rick reichmuth is outside our studio in manhattan and anna in central park. rick, let's start with you. >> ana or me. >> anna, she's better looking. >> no question. >> guys, are we going to anna first? >> okay, good morning to you guys. we're in central park right now in midt
the seoul benghazi suspect go free and listen to lindsay graham questioning outgoing chief leon panetta on president obama's being around for the decisions in ben didghazbenghaz. >> the tone nobounisians detain. >> yes. >> they released him? >> they did. >> where is he? >> they ahe is still in tunisia. >> during the 8 hour period did the president show any curiosity about how this is going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> look, there is no question in my mind that the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you are we helping these people. >> the questions raise more questions and don't offer any sort of answers. is america a more safer place or in peril on president obama's care. >> if you are in for the drone program you feel happy about killing terrorists but i am concerned about lost opportunities in terms of being able to get intelligence to gather information and to be able to make a bigger impact ove
lew and the senator. >> john brennan testified yesterday that it wasn't him. secretary panetta said it wasn't him. acting dci said it wasn't him. ambassador kennedy said it wasn't him. let me ask you again. who briefed the president on actually what was happening throughout this seven-hour period? >> well, in the conversation, that i was in, the national security staff was present. some of the people -- >> brennan had been included that? >> you are asking who did a briefing? that is different than who is in the conversation? >> brian: i am so confused. that's like trying to find out why you are getting a "d" in the subject. just answer the question. it doesn't seem like to president was curious yet and anyone saying i briefed the president. he called me over and over again and i called over to the secretary of defense. >> kimberly: that is called a coverup. two things. maybe not that interested. and not giving all the information. somebody is not telling the truth. >> andrea: i don't know if it's enough to stop the nomination. the biggest news came when secretary panetta and dempsey
, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to know if brennan believes the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike against a u.s. citizen on american soil. jack confirmation adventure today. it's the president's pick to be the new treasury secretary. but questions persist about his old job. and his role during the night of the terror attack against the u.s. mission in libya last september. >> i did speak with the president that evening. national security staff worked on the issue on nonstop basis. >> who was briefing the president? were you? >> i was in the room when the president was briefed but i was not briefing the president.
pan leon panetta, i voted for him. there's a process. when it's fully adhered to, he'll move forward. >> neil: do you think something went wrong or do you think the administration, rather than appoint a maverick like chuck hagel, it would be an easy slam dunk through the senate. yet the confirmation hearing got to be contentious. what happened? >> bottom line is people are concerned about sequestration. you have a session coming up on it. you just spoke about it. i was working in the pentagon and that's all they're talking about. a lot of concerns the senators have about what's going to happen to the military, their ability to protect the country, his statements on israel and other things, they have a right to inquire and they should have the questions answered. they don't need to ram him through. they should are the ability to do a thorough -- >> a has happened at this place you used to work. it seems broken. they can't do anything in the time allotted so we bring things up to a sequestration. the thursday one in as many months. then we have this around a confirmation around a poten
. what came out because the same day he testified we had outgoing secretary of defense panetta, went to testify on benghazi and told us what we learned. two weeks ago, we talked last week about the difference between what panetta and clinton said about iran versus hagel, and two weeks ago when they went on "60 minutes" we called it the biggest pay off in history. in that show, i remember suggesting one of the reasons that came out of hillary clinton's testimony was interesting to pursue, what was the president doing? we now know the president wasn't engaged. they had a 5:15 minute meeting that was preplanned and he did not talk to secretary of defense, clinton, and according to panetta, talked to no one. what we have a foreign policy that is coming apart. >>gregg: you were in the carter administration. all hands on deck the. >> the president himself, for ten, 15, 20 hours a day, in the middle of the greatest moments of this, involved himself personally. we were trying to get them out the day they flew home we were there all night and the next morning up until the time of the inaugura
yesterday that it wasn't him. secretary panetta said it wasn't him. in hearings, the acting d.c.i. mike morell said it wasn't him. ambassador kennedy said it wasn't him and the f.b.i. said it wasn't them. we've eliminated a lot of people who had contacts within the intelligence community that knew firsthand what was going on in benghazi. let me ask you again: who briefed the president on actually what was happening throughout this seven-hour period? who was your primary point of contact in the intelligence community? >> as chief of staff, i didn't usually reach out directly to the intelligence community. i worked through the national security staff. >> was there anybody from the intelligence community in that briefing session on a continual basis to your knowledge? >> the intelligence community was in close touch with the white house, with the national security team on a near constant basis. >>steve: it's pretty clear nobody was briefing the president of the united states. it was -- keep in mind it was a couple of months before the election, and clearly the picture we are getting right
secretary panetta about the continuing investigation into benghazi and revealed that the defense department spoke to the white house just once during the seven hours that the attack was going on. let's listen to that exchange that took place on capitol hill. >> talked to him on september 11th with regards to the fact that we were aware this attack was taking place. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times. >> the same, one time. >> uma: the him they're referring to is the president, speaking just one time when that attack was going on. what was your reaction when you heard that news? >> amazing. but then again, as somebody working with the the intelligence community, i knew that information and more information's going to come out, regarding the benghazi attack, that will make them shocked. how we have been conducting and are conducting attacks or plans or projects regarding how we are defending the country. and people are going to be surprised. very surprised. >> well, i think we're also still surprised what we're hearing right now. it seems unbelievable that when you hav
now firing back saying outgoing defense secretary leon panetta has already testified at length about benghazi just last week and lawmakers should not play politics with critical nominations. steve centanni live with the news from washington, steve? >> reporter: yeah, there could be an attempt to hold up two important nominations. until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. now, senator lindsey graham want today know if the president worked out personally to libyan leaders during that in benghazi. he seaid that hagel and brennan could be side track until they get the answers they want. stopping short of a filibuster, graham has concerns whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone and called the libyan government these folks could have gotten to the airport out of the annex and last two guys could have been alive and if he did call the officials, and blew him off and affect whether i give foreign aid in the future to libya. if he failed to call on behalf of those under sage, a massive fai
of the problem with secretary of defense panetta, he's threatening to cut troop pay come on. and we have the off sets and limit building of defense bases and put that where else. and what we're looking at attempts to do-- i've been to the insides and budget games and give away the biggest things you don't want to give up and that's what they're doing here. we need to figure out a way to maintain everything we're doing in that area of the world and not jeopardize other things to develop. and one of the facts out here for the chinese, spending as much money right now on trying to find ways to have potable water for people as they are defense. so frankly, you have to look at things context. the spending in china, that much potable water they'll have a hard time doing expeditionary stuff, we have to look at everything, not just smaller cuts. >> alisyn: tony, it sounds like we can spend less, we have to spend smarter. is there waste in this day and age, and we hear about the $700 toilet seat. >> absolutely. two sources, big one, the joint ied defeat organization. billions spent and not one useful tec
is help didn't come soon enough. we heard leon panetta saying we needed 12 hours to be able to bring help. this has not been -- it's not been sourced completely. we don't know who the sources are. >>steve: there is a lot of skepticism regarding it. but keep in mind, a lot of the sources are spies. and for the most part spies don't like their names used in the papers. >> still ahead, we're getting word that pope benedict 16th is going to resign on february 28. we have the latest after the break. >>gretchen: the most memorable moment from this year's national prayer breakfast when a world-renowned doctor upstaged the president with his idea about a flat tax. is that a good idea? >>brian: stuart varney thinks so. thinks so. he explains next. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? how do you keep an older car runnin
there are more secrets in the movie than there are to the mission. >> i saw the retirement of leon panetta, the ceremony the other day. he was joking, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff was up there joking about "zero dark thirty." almost everything about this raid has entered into our lore. there are no new actual facts. >>gretchen: i found a lot of new interesting facts in your article. i think everyone should read it. one of which stuck in my mind is i don't think the american public understands how all of these 23 guys and the alternates there thought they were going to die that night. they all planned to die. your guy bought a $350 pair of prada sunglasses because he thought this is my last thing. he kissed his kids, thought it was the last. he called his dad. he thought of a quote from president bush after 9/11, freedom will be attacked by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended. he thought he was going to die. that is what i took away from your article. >> you're absolutely right. there was a scene that he describes where he's sitting on his kit as they are about to go
. the nomination of chuck hagel to become the next defense secretary succeeding leon panetta. dana bash is our chief congressional reporter. what is this vote all about? >> reporter: it's to stop the filibuster and allow chuck hagel's nomination to go forward and we expect it to fail. meaning we expect the filibuster to continue. this vote is going to end momentarily. this is happening, republicans s say, because they need more time, that hagel is too controversial to push through so quickly because the armed services committee just approved his nomination at a committee and party line vote a couple of days ago. but democrats say, you know, basically, give me a break. they think that the republicans are trying to delay this in order to look for more information about hagel in order to effectively torpedo his nomination as defense secretary. the white house put out a full-court press from what we think is going to happening in a couple of minutes from happening. i was even told there was a compromise potentially in the works to not have this vote at all if republicans promised to just allow a v
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